Oyamel

4.8
9021 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Oyamel Cocina Mexicana combines Mexico’s rich regional culinary traditions with modern urban fare. Guests experience an array of antijitos—traditional Mexican snack or small plates—along with authentic tacos, ceviches and an impressive selection of cocktails and tequilas. This is like no Mexican food you have ever experienced. Under the direction of renowned chef José Andrés, Head Chef Omar Rodriguez takes traditional ingredients and techniques and elevates them to deliver dishes and drinks with exceptional creativity and refinement.

As part of phase 2 reopening, we have limited patio and indoor seating for parties of 6 or less. We cannot guarantee a request for patio seating. We are open for dinner Wednesday – Sunday. Visit oyamel.com/commitment/ for more information on our commitment to our guests. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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vipGordo
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great tacos.

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vipJamie
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried this place for Cinco De Mayo and it was really tasty! The food was great and our waiter was so friendly and helpful! Everything I had was amazing. The only thing I was not impressed with was the Guac- maybe they have someone new making it or the person wasn't paying attention to the recipe- It was basically a bowl of smashed avocado with nothing else it. The salsa was delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is absolutely one of our family’s favorite places to eat in DC. They have great options for our meat eaters and vegetarian. The service was fabulous and food as always delicious

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KelT
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch experience! My friends were so late and the staff was still welcoming and accommodating. They are doing a great job managing COVID safety and the food was delicious as always.

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MarianneF
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. Great food. Excellent service. Can't wait to go back!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Socially distant & the guacamole was great

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very covid safe! Enjoyed eating an amazing meal in a fun environment!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best happy hours in the city. Service is always perfect. And fantastic mezcal selection.

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vipGodfather
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good brunch!

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HeatherM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a quiet Sunday brunch! Love the decor. The tortillas chips are best I have ever eaten. Guacamole is a must-try!

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Andrea
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in DC. Great atmosphere and delicious, fun food with lots of options.
Great social distancing practice with well-spaced tables and boots as well as plexiglass shields make dining indoor feel safe if eating outdoor is not an option (and there plenty of space outdoor)!

One of the most amazing features is the complimentary salsa and chips.

Last time we dined, I enjoyed the guacamole, Coliflor frito, Arrachera, and the must have tacos - Chilorio de res and Cochinita

Great margaritas - both Mezcal and traditional Oyamel

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Reno
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Our server was wonderful as well-she was very attentive and recommended items based on our interests. We were very pleased to celebrate a birthday dinner here! Will definitely recommend this establishment to others!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent job!!

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vipBuddy
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious and so much fun. People are incredibly nice and welcoming. Salt air margaritas and so many delicious plates to share - Oyamel is sour favorite.

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David
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was fabulous!! Very authentic.

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GayleC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time with people we haven’t seen in person for a year!

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TonyV
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friend’s visit

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cindyb
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitstaff was awesome, food was delicious. The atmosphere inside was festive and fun.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Every time.

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Inigo
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a Sunday brunch or to spend the afternoon. The Queso al tequila and Guacamole are spectacular!

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vipDrCAT
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We chose to sit outside since it's safer in the pandemic (even though I'm fully vaccinated) but it was also a beautiful and sunny day. It was disappointing that it was beautiful out but a bit chilly in the shade - and there were no tables in the sun, but only inside the sheltered canopies. The table was also dirty and the server didn't clean it off (or the chairs), like they do at Jaleo and the other similar restaurants, or offer hand sanitizer. Service was okay - not exceptional but good. It wasn't very busy that day.

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vipDCdiner
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Tons of outdoor seating right now! Although we did have some noice from a crane in the street (definitely a one off)

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Definitely not my best visit. The tacos were cold and the tortilla soggy. The Brussel sprouts were very oily/greasy The drinks were on point though. The fire alarm went off for about five minutes but out of staffs control.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service from all the staff we encountered! Great meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience1

Homeless person stole our food from our table, but management handled it well.

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vipluckylouie
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great outdoor dinner on Saturday night. Promptly shown to seats on makeshift outdoor patio area. Service timely and very attentive from filling water glasses to helpful suggestions. Food was outstanding, particularly grilled octopus, grilled vegetable salad and deserts. Outdoor ambiance is not much but in these covid days having any outdoor dining is good. Will return soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Finger food - small portions but very good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always! One of my favorite restaurants in DC. Never fails to impress

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with top notch service!

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LoveFineDine
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was fantastic. Since moving to the DMV area 3 year's ago, this is definitely one of the best places to have Mexican food. We highly recommend this place and will definitely plan to go back!

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AnneS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Oyamel was not its usual great self on Saturday. Service was not good. It took half an hour to get plates, repeated asking for things, and no one took our food order for almost an hour. The steak we got was really tough. The drinks were great per usual, but nothing really was a wow. For the price point, it wasn't so great.

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CarolineB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oyamel always has great food and great service! The restaurant has done a great job with COVID-19 protocols indoors and out.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Place is dirty, customer service very poor

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MaryE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, wonderful service, and Covid safe!

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RichHdz
New England
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was great. Portions slightly small for price. Signature drinks were amazing. Loved the atmosphere, fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!

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vipNinaM
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently safe, and good service. Awesome food in a good environment

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JenniferC
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!! This is a treasure in DC

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vipSmart72in
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Absolutely amazing taste of the Mexican food. It really felt like a home cooking (I assume). We’ll be definitely back...
Thank you!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Oyamel using the Order Online button. Oyamel also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Oyamel also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 628-1005.

Oyamel is rated 4.8 stars by 9021 OpenTable diners.

Oyamel does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://thinkfoodgroup.myguestaccount.com/guest/egift.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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